Top 20 DIY Posts of 2017

2017 – another year in the books!

I blinked and the year was soon gone!

It seems that each year goes faster, but it’s not a surprise with all the projects Trent and I were able to accomplish this year.

So the other day, I took a moment to look back over all the posts I published.  

It was fun to see how our home transformed in just 12 months.

But it got me to thinking – maybe you would like to see my top 20 DIY posts as well!

So I pulled them all together in one easy post for you to peruse.

Top 20 DIY posts from Noting Grace in 2017

Top 20 DIY Posts

20. No Sew Reupholstered Armchair – I took a hand me down chair and made my first attempt at reupholstery.

A no sew method to reupholstering a wingback chair: How I turned a free, but ugly chair into a showpiece!

19. Farmhouse Kitchen Island – our $50 Pallet Kitchen island wasn’t working in our updated kitchen, so we transformed it into a Farmhouse beauty.

DIY Farmhouse Kitchen Remodel for just over $5000: These bloggers are sharing their secrets on how they saved money on their kitchen remodel!

18. Fireplace Makeover – Our fireplace has taken some time to transform since we moved in. But this year, we added the beadboard above the mantel.

Farmhouse Spring Mantel - easy ways to add simple spring touches

17. DIY Barn Door – To add a bit of rustic whimsy to our master bedroom, we build this Barn Door.

Simple DIY Barn door tutorial - Jen @ Noting Grace shares how easily it is to switch out a builder grade door with a sliding barn door.

16. Farmhouse Ceiling Fan – Updating our ceiling fan was a fun, easy fix to our store bought fan.

DIY Farmhouse Fan - how to turn an ugly fixture into something fancy!

15. Closet Makeover Part 1 – Part of this spring’s One Room Challenge was converting our half bath into a second closet for our Master bedroom.

Jen from Noting Grace shares her Master Bedroom reveal for the One room challenge and how they added a second closet to their bedroom.

14. Closet Makeover Part 2 – Because part of that ORC makeover, that meant that I was able to get the girly closet of my dreams!

Jen from Noting Grace shares her Master Bedroom reveal for the One room challenge and how they added a second closet to their bedroom.

13. DIY Chandelier – In my girly closet – I made this She Chandy from an old wire basket.

DIY Chandelier: This blogger takes an ordinary mesh basket and turns it into something stunning!

12. Dresser Makeover – This simple furniture DIY is one of my most favorite transformations yet!

Do you have pieces of furniture that you have been putting off fixing because you are worried it will be a huge undertaking? Here is how we a simply furniture DIY took us by surprise and became one of our favorites.

11. Painted Hutch – My golden yellow pine hutch competed with the other colors in my Dining Room, so I painted it into a showpiece!

Painting Knotty Pine - Noting Grace shares how she hid her orangey hues in her pine hutch with this painting technique

10. Pallet Curtain Rods – We created a simple solution to our bay window with this DIY pallet curtain rods.

Pallet Curtain Rods - I needed a solution for my bay window and came up with this unique idea.

9. Unfinished Wood Dresser – Everyone passed up this dresser at a going out of business sale because it was in such poor shape. However, I saw the beauty it could be and refinished it into this dresser.

I took this ugly, disgusting dresser and transformed it into a beautiful DIY unfinished natural wood dresser

8. DIY Grainsack Ottoman – Making over our ottoman took just one afternoon with stunning results!

Grain Sack Stripe Painted Ottoman: I couldn't get rid of my favorite coffee table so this is how I flipped it into a farmhouse beauty.

7. DIY Music Chalkboard – Needing to fill up a blank space, I made this custom chalkboard to hang over our couch.

After being inspired by a vintage find from Fixer Upper, and unsuccessful attempt at finding one, I decided to make a DIY Music chalkboard. Here's the tutorial!

6. Dropcloth Recovered Deconstructed Armchair – Finding a score on the buy/sale/trade groups is always fun. So I transformed this chair into the deconstructed chair of my dreams!

After finding a gorgeous Bergere Chair on a buy, sale, trade group for $50, Jen @ Noting Grace creates a Dropcloth Recovered Deconstructed Chair and Ottoman of her dreams!

5. Fabric Wallpaper – A temporary solution to our half bath was this fabric wallpaper tutorial.

How to create a Vintage Farmhouse Powder Room for less than $500. We were on a tight budget, but it didn't keep us from creating the half bath we wanted!

4. DIY Bathroom Countertop – This fall, we build our own wood countertop for another room renovation for our half bath.

DIY wood Bathroom Countertop: how we replaced our ugly formica countertops in one weekend

3. Vintage Farmhouse Powder Room – Making over this half bath was another room transformed in our Almost Farmhouse.

How to create a Vintage Farmhouse Powder Room for less than $500. We were on a tight budget, but it didn't keep us from creating the half bath we wanted!

2. Master Bedroom Makeover – Our master bedroom transformed into a getaway that we finally love!

Jen from Noting Grace shares her Master Bedroom reveal for the One room challenge and how they added a second closet to their bedroom.

1. Dining Room Makeover – Another room reno we continued to tweak was our Dining Room.

A Budget Friendly Dining Room Makeover - I'm sharing how I created a cozy dining space with a tiny budget!

Phew – what a year!

I certainly hope you enjoyed these top 20 DIY posts from Noting Grace as much as I did.

And I’m so excited for the plans we have for 2018.

So stay tuned and follow along as we continue to love this fixer back to life.

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  1. Hi Mandy! Thank you so much for reaching out and taking the time to comment. If you look in the original post of how we laid these vinyl floors, you can see how the vinyl lines up with the hardwood. Our flooring luckily was level with the hardwoods, so all we did was grout the line – making sure to remove any residue immediately from the hardwoods. There are about 3 pics where you can see those seams meet. Here’s the link to that post if you want to check it out.


    I hope that helps and let me know if you have any other questions!

  2. Hi Jen! SO I came across your blog because I was searching images of kitchens with peel and stick flooring. We currently have oak wood floors in much of downstairs but since our house was built in the 90’s our kitchen and laundry room have linoleum. I know having wood floors throughout is the latest trend I’m just not sure I want wood in my kitchen. I see you have wood everywhere else as well. Do you have a picture of a transition of your kitchen flooring to the wood flooring?

  3. You had a productive and beautiful year, Jen! ♥

  4. I love seeing these all together. I’m absolutely crazy about so many of your ideas that I may steal a bunch of them! Don’t worry I’ll give you complete credit!